for anyone that has a depression problem knows that its not a good thing. I guess that is why I like Bend in the winter time. Usually there is not much rain and the sun usually will pop out sometime during the day.
So as I was looking out the window I saw the rainbow, so i scrambled out of bed to grab the camera.
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What Makes a Rainbow?
Rainbows are seen when raindrops, falling in the distance, bend and bounce sunlight back towards your eye.
Raindrops reflect sunlight, like a mirror. However raindrops also bend, or refract, light, like a lens. The reflection is spread into a cone of light. The edge of this cone is bright, because sunlight is concentrated at this angle (called the rainbow angle).
Each colour of sunlight is bent and bounced in a slightly different direction. The colours separate around the bright edge of the reflection.
The collection of raindrops that send the same bright color towards your eye is curved. The center of the curve is the shadow of your head (called the anti-solar point). The rainbow always appears at the same distance from this central point, at the rainbow angle.
Pastry for one crust 9-inch pie
1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon apple pie spice
1 cup applesauce
2/3 cup sour cream
1/3 cup molasses
1 large egg, beaten
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup sour milk*
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 to 3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tablespoons brewed coffee
- Prepare pie crust. Chill until ready to use.
- Preheat oven to 350*F (175*C).
- In medium bowl, combine 1/3 cup sugar, 2 tablespoons flour and apple pie spice; mix well. Stir in remaining filling ingredients; blend well. Set aside.
- In small bowl, combine 1/2 cup sugar and butter; beat until well blended. Beat in sour milk, 1 egg and vanilla. (Mixture will look curdled.) Lightly spoon flour into measuring cup; level off. Add flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda; mix well. Spoon into crust-lined pan. Carefully pour filling mixture over batter.
- Bake for 50 to 65 minutes or until center springs back when touched lightly and top is deep golden brown.( Filling will sink to bottom during
- In small bowl, combine powdered sugar and coffee until of desired drizzling consistency; blend well. Drizzle over warm pie. Serve warm.
Makes 8 to 10 servings.
* To make sour milk, add 1 teaspoon lemon juice to 1/2 cup milk; let stand 5 minutes.